Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Crosscreek selects Calrec Sigma console for new HD truck
Crosscreek Television Productions will deploy a 64-fader Calrec Sigma with Bluefin audio console in its new Voyager 9 HD remote broadcast truck.
The 53ft trailer with a 51ft by 5ft expansion will go on the road next month to cover professional wrestling, college football and motor sports. The Sigma, which incorporates Calrec's Bluefin High Density Signal Processing (HDSP), is the second for Crosscreek, which installed one in its Voyager 8 truck in 2007.
In designing Voyager 9, Crosscreek Television sought to guarantee plenty of space for the people working inside. Calrec worked closely with the Crosscreek team to redesign the console so it could be custom-mounted on a tabletop with as much as 15 additional rack units of space underneath.
The Sigma console is based on Calrec's scalable Alpha operating platform. Built in are 320 channel processing paths, which can be configured for up to 52 full 5.1 surround channels.